I am currently sitting on the couch resting from the packing extravaganza that we have been having for the past two days. I say we, but Roger was not involved in the packing of the kids room yesterday. He got out of it because he had to be at the church.
Speaking of packing the kids stuff. OH MY! OH MY! Toys galore! Toys in boxes. Toys in bags. Toys in baskets. MY OH MY. Packing my children's precious items is so EXHAUSTING. It makes my brain hurt. Even though I have been weeding out toys since they were born, they still have a massive amount.
This morning before the packing began I enjoyed some tea and a good book. I am currently reading the Autobiography of St. Theresa of Lisieux. I have a crazy obsession with mystics, saints, monks and well, pretty much any classic of christian devotion. I just eat them up!
Most of those types of books I have read in like 3 days. My favorites so far are St. Julian of Norwich, Thomas Merton, Imitation of Christ, and St. Theresa. I have also read a biography of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and LOVED it.
Have you read The true Story of the Von Trapp Family Singers written by Maria Von Trapp?
now that is a GREAT book!!
Even though Maria left the abby to become a wife to an earthly husband she still ran her house as if she were living in an abby. They even had a chapel built into their home and had a personal family priest that traveled with them. It is a wonderful book about faith, hope, love and interestingly, about being a refugee in America (Amanda M might love this book) Actually most of the book is about them being refugees in America!
I would say that it and Thomas Merton's Seven Storey Mountain are my all time favorite!
Back to the topic at hand. My mind wonders around so often. Sorry
WE ARE MOVING!!!
yep. Last week I had a body organ taken out and this week we are packing up our house. Such is life but t is a good life!
The new house is done!!!
Some ladies at the church are not only going to clean it for us before we arrive but they are going to have food waiting for us as well!!!
Also, a bunch of people from church are coming on Saturday with a massive truck to move us!!
How incredibly kind is that???!?!?!?!?!
Roger and I are busy packing, packing, packing while our children play at Mawmal's house with the cousins. Once we get their rooms ready we are going to get them. Moving is often times too traumatic for the kids so we figured we would set up house then bring them in.
I will be setting up christmas as soon as we move in because, well, I am going to!!!
Just another thing that the church has done for us........they not only got us a bunch of boxes but they even bought bubble packing stuff, tape and scissors!! Man oh Man. I'm telling you this is the best moving experience we have ever had!
I fear that they are ministering to us more than we are ministering to them. I hope we can repay them some how.
Our worst moving experience was when we moved to Winchester (this house). Only one loyal friend (colt) showed up to help with the move and he had to go to work at like 2pm. Roger and I loaded and unloaded several uhaul trucks, in the SNOW, until we finally had to give up at 2am so that we could get up to go to church the next day. It was NUTTS how much my body hurt for days after that experience.
Ps: I was the one who had to drive the uhaul in the snow because neither Colt or Roger were comfortable enough to drive it. I told them to "move over boys my Papal taught me to drive these big oh trucks!" I must say I did a WONDERFUL job backing up with the mirrors and driving in the snow and ice.....I didn't kill anyone or crash into anything!
OFF SUBJECT AGAIN. Back to the subject
Moving day is here!! Well, it will be here saturday but WE ARE PACKING!! I was a little sad yesterday. As I was packing the kids rooms I started crying but then I realized I wasn't crying about leaving the house I was just crying because I was missing the kids and that my hormones are all out of whack. I sure do miss those sweet little faces that sometimes make me madder than a snake.
I'm actually pretty excited. Honestly....do you want me to be honest.....I really don't like Winchester. This town is too small for me and too, how do I say this without being rude, it is too clicky. It is like one big high school drama that no one ever grew out of.
However, I have worked my butt off to enjoy living here and I have met some wonderful people!
I am ready to go though.
Etown is close to all the wonderful things that I adore...The Abbey of Gethsemani, Bardstown, Louisville, Taget, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Freeman lake, Wonderful fitness center, The laker, .........I am so excited to get to know other places to enjoy! EXPLORING HERE I COME!!
Ok, I feel the need for some chocolate before I get back to packing!!!! MMMMMMMM